Hello and Welcome to Phonics and Homeschooling. The resources for teach children at home. A method of teaching reading in which people learn to associate letters with the speech sounds they represent, rather than learning to recognize the whole word as a unit. Also find information about children education at home or Homeschooling.


A phone is …
  • One of many possible sounds in the languages of the world.
  • The smallest identifiable unit found in a stream of speech.
  • Pronounced in a defined way.
  • Represented between brackets by convention.

Example: [b], [j], [o]

A phoneme is …
  • A contrastive unit in the sound system of a particular language.
  • A minimal unit that serves to distinguish between meanings of words.
  • Pronounced in one or more ways, depending on the number of allophones.
  • Represented between slashes by convention.

Example: /b/, /j/, /o/